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In Afghanistan zijn onlangs 16 mensen doodgeschoten en daarna in brand gestoken door een groepje Amerikaanse soldaten. Weliswaar probeert de Amerikaanse regering nu een eenzame dader aan te wijzen, maar volgens de Afghaanse regering was het een groep. Na het openlijk pissen op de lijken van gedode Afghanen en de verbranding van de Koran door Amerikaanse soldaten, krijgen de Amerikaanse troepen nu een beetje een imago-probleem!. Vrijheid en democratie zien er immers anders uit dan de weerzinwekkende werkelijkheid.

US Marines defile dead Afghans on camera
Geüpload door RTAmerica op 11 jan 2012

Koran desecration causes Afghanistan protests
Gepubliceerd op 21 feb 2012 door Euronews

Afghan Massacre: Video From Shooting Scene
Geüpload door ABCNews op 12 mrt 2012

Afghanistan Massacre Fallout

Tot zover de imago-schade. Wat deze onzinnige oorlog tot op heden heeft gekost aan mensenlevens, vooral onder de Afghanen, dat telt niet. Evenmin telt het geld dat deze oorlog kost. Het gaat goed met de oorlog! Met een nieuwe propagandafilm probeert het Pentagon zijn imago nu weer op te krikken.

Toward the Sounds of Chaos duurt 1 minuut.

De volgende documentaire van Patricia Foulkrod werd gemaakt in 2006. Hij gaat over de manier waarop de Amerikaanse soldaten worden getraind, om oorlog te voeren. Het zijn vaderlandslievende jongeren die met groot enthousiasme het leger in gaan. Foulkrod interviewt deze jongeren nadat ze terugkeerden uit de oorlog en ze illustreert hun verhalen met relevante oorlogsbeelden. Deze indringende documentaire geeft een goed inzicht in de psychologie van de oorlogsvoering. Het maakt ook begrijpelijk waarom de Amerikaanse soldaten zich gedragen als weerzinwekkende beesten. Ze doen, waar ze voor getraind zijn!

The Ground Truth: The Human Cost of War duurt een uur en 18 minuten.

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15 Reacties op “Afghanistan en het geluid van de chaos”

  • Afghan Villagers were Threatened by US Troops Ahead of Massacre.
    By Jason Ditz, 20 maart 2012.
    Afghan Officials Change Story: Massacre may have only had one Shooter!?

    http://news.antiwar.com/2012/03/20/afghan-villagers-were-threatened-by-us-troops-ahead-of-massacre/

  • mr. drs. Bou:

    End the Crime That Is the War on Afghanistan

    by Prof. Francis Boyle

    Now let me start first with the facts. As you recall, Secretary of State Colin Powell said publicly they were going to produce a “white paper” documenting their case against Osama bin Laden and their organization Al Qaeda. Well of course those of us in the peace movement are familiar with “white papers” from before. They’re always laden with propaganda, half-truths, dissimulations, etc. that are usually very easily refuted after a little bit of analysis. What happened here? We never got a “white paper” produced by the United States government. Zip, zero, nothing.

    What did we get instead? The only “statement of facts” that we got from an official of the United States government was mentioned in the October 3 edition of the New Speak Times [a.k.a.: New York Times] that described the briefings by the U.S. Ambassador who went over to brief our NATO allies about the Bush administration’s case against Bin Laden and Al Qaeda as follows: “One Western official at NATO said the briefings, which were oral, without slides or documents, did not report any direct order from Mr. bin Laden, nor did they indicate that the Taliban knew about the attacks before they happened. A senior diplomat for one closely allied nation characterized the briefing as containing ‘nothing particularly new or surprising,’ adding: ‘It was rather descriptive and narrative rather then forensic. There was no attempt to build a legal case.’” That’s someone who was at the briefing!

    What we did get was a “white paper” from Tony Blair. Did anyone in this room vote for Tony Blair? No! That “white paper” is in that hallowed tradition of a “white paper,” based on insinuation, allegation, rumors, etc. Even the British government admitted Blair’s case against Bin Laden and Al Qaeda would not stand up in court. As a matter of fact it was routinely derided in the British press. There was nothing there.

    Now I don’t know myself who was behind the terrorist attacks on September 11. It appears we are never going to find out. Why? Because Congress in its “wisdom” has decided not to empanel a joint committee of both Houses of Congress with subpoena power, giving them access to whatever documents they want throughout any agency of the United States government, including F.B.I., C.I.A., N.S.A., D.I.A.. To put these people under oath and testify as to what happened under penalty of perjury. We are not going to get that investigation.

    Afghan Massacre: Pattern of Established U.S.-NATO Criminal Acts in Several Nations
    Why U.S. forces in Afghanistan frequently ‘out of control’?

    In fact, so-called “mistaken attacks” launched by the armed forces of the United States and other countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on innocent civilians has occurred frequently in not only Afghanistan but also Iraq, Pakistan and Libya. It was not the first and definitely not the last savage act committed by U.S. troops.

    [A] series of disgusting and violent actions committed by U.S. troops, including shooting civilians, maltreatment of corpses, torturing prisoners and burning the Quran, have all reflected that U.S. soldiers are usually self-righteous and arrogant and regard themselves as “saviors.”

    The United States launched a series of wars in the past 10 years, including the Afghanistan war and Iraq war, and how many innocent civilians have been killed during these wars? According to relevant researches, the number is larger than 100,000!

    First, U.S. troops do not respect the values, religious beliefs, lifestyles and basic human rights of the people of other countries.
    (…)
    Second, war is not a game but means casualties. As long as the engine of war is still running, tragedies like that will continue to occur. The United States launched a series of wars in the past 10 years, including the Afghanistan war and Iraq war, and how many innocent civilians have been killed during these wars? According to relevant researches, the number is larger than 100,000! Who should be blamed for it?

    In order to solve the issue thoroughly, the war must be ended as soon as possible, and the action of using war to solve problems must be stopped.

    America’s “Lone Gunman” in Afghanistan: “I Did It”…

    by Joe Giambrone

    We have two very, very different stories coming out of Afghanistan, regarding the killing spree and nine murdered children out of 16 slayings in Kandahar. On the one hand we have the surrender and confession of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales dressed up in an Afghan robe and allegedly surrendering on videotape with the words “I did it” on his lips. No doubt he did.
    (…)
    The alleged “lone nut” Bales did not act alone, according to multiple eyewitnesses, family members of the slain, as well as an official Afghan parliamentary investigation. No, there were up to 20 participants at multiple locations. The assault looks a lot like a night raid, which is standard practice in the Afghanistan war theater, only this time with added “payback” inflicted on local families. Perhaps this payback was related to another soldier in their company who lost a leg the day before.

    The Media’s Coverup of the Afghan Massacre
    Afghans want US occupiers out of their country immediately

    by Stephen Lendman

    In all US war theaters, troops commit unspeakable atrocities. Trained to dehumanize enemies, their mission involves killing, destruction, and much more.

    Local treasures are looted. Women are raped. Civilians are treated like combatants. Children are indiscriminately harmed like adults. Prisoners are tortured. Mutilations are common. Crimes of war and against humanity are institutionalized.

    Viciousness defines US wars. No crime’s too great to commit. Human lives are valueless. Only winning matters, then on to the next war. Lies, deception, unspeakable brutality, and cover-up define them.

    The media are directly complicit, including claiming one soldier murdered 16 Afgans on March 11. Credible evidence suggests up to 20 soldiers involved. Claiming a lone gunman defiles the atrocity’s affect on living family members, friends, and other Afghans victimized by numerous similar incidents.

    Cover-up prevents information coming out and prosecutions. Rarely are US forces held accountable. Commanders routinely get off scot-free, including ones ordering troops to kill all Iraqi and Afghan men on sight, combatants and civilians.

    According to US Major General James Mattis, “It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be up-front with you. I like brawling.” Murdered civilians are repulsively called “collateral damage.” Mattis isn’t alone. Commanders and enlisted troops are involved.

    Vooral dat laatste artikel is het lezen waard!

  • They Knew:

    @Bou,

    Dit lezend, nogmaals aan jou de vraag; “Komt dit door onwetendheid, was het een vergissing, of is dit puur middelvingerpolitiek?”

  • mr. drs. Bou:

    Beste They Knew,

    Dit is puur middelvingerpolitiek!

    A Decade of America Ravaging Afghanistan

    by Stephen Lendman

    US imperial wars treat civilians like combatants. To facilitate killing, soldiers are taught to dehumanize enemies, especially darker-skinned ones and Muslims.

    Training involves instilling Groupthink hate. Individuality and free thought are erased. Recruits are intimidated to go along. When America goes to war, scoundrel journalism hardens support.

    So do politicians, academics, religious and other leaders. They euphemize killing to justify lawlessness. At issue is conditioning public opinion to accept imperial policy like military trainers brainwash young recruits.

    Massacring 16 Afghans, including nine children, reflects state-sponsored murder.

  • mr. drs. Bou:

    Robert Bales – Lone Nut or Scapegoat?
    What are the Americans hiding?

    By Justin Raimondo

    A few days before Bales went postal, there was a bomb attack on a US convoy in which a friend of Bales’s lost a leg: Bales’s lawyer has been detailing his client’s anger at this incident, implying it precipitated the murder spree. There are indications, however, that this is not the whole story. One local resident relates how the Americans paid a visit to the village where the killings took place and threatened residents with retaliation:

  • Eye Witness rapport van het recente Afghaanse Massacre.
    Interview met Yalda Hakim.
    Zij legt SBS Radio`s World News Australie uit, hoe zij ter plaatse
    onderzoek kon doen. Video duurt 16 minuten. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30942.htm

  • mr. drs. Bou:

    The Kandahar massacre of 17 innocent Afghans

  • mr. drs. Bou:

    Het collectief autisme van de Amerikaanse burger

    De moorddadige razernij van de Amerikaanse sergeant Robert Bales in Afghanistan heeft terecht heel wat media-aandacht gekregen. Sgt. Bales’ jachtpartij, waarbij 17 Afghaanse burgers werden vermoord, werd door de Amerikaanse regering snel veroordeeld als een verschrikkelijk incident en als een dwaling die op geen enkele manier representatief was voor het “uitzonderlijke karakter” van de Amerikaanse soldaat.

    Het is onderdeel van de staatsdoctrine om zulke “incidenten” – ongeacht hoe vaak ze voorkomen – als opzichzelfstaande gebeurtenissen te behandelen, waar geen verdere conclusies aan verbonden dienen te worden. Dat komt de Amerikaanse beleidsmakers en politici natuurlijk wel goed uit, omdat het hen bevrijdt van enige verantwoordelijkheid voor de daden van soldaten die zij hebben uitgezonden om mensen te doden en dingen te vernietigen.

    Maar hoe geïsoleerd zijn dergelijke incidenten feitelijk?

  • Groene Wolf:

    Van Dijk: ‘Stop met JSF en verminder aantal missies’

    SP-Kamerlid Jasper van Dijk wil dat het kabinet onmiddellijk stopt met het geldslurpende JSF-project. Van Dijk reageert daarmee op het rapport van de Algemene Rekenkamer waaruit blijkt dat er geen goed inzicht is in de kosten van de JSF. Ook wil Van Dijk dat de deelname van Nederland aan militaire missie wordt beperkt. Van Dijk: ‘Spreken over de aanschaf van een peperdure straaljager is van de zotte nu overal hard bezuinigd wordt. Onze straaljagers kunnen nog jaren mee, de besparing op de JSF kunnen we nu goed gebruiken.’

  • mr. drs. Bou:

    De Oogst van Information Clearing House over Afghanistan:

    Het gaat goed met de oorlog, maar helaas gaat het slecht met de mensen in Afghanistan! En dat allemaal van ons belastinggeld!

    59 Taliban killed in offensive by Afghan commandos near Pak border:
    Afghan forces backed by air support from Nato aircraft have launched a broad sweep of the country’s northeast borders killing 59 Taliban insurgents in a major offensive in a province that serves as a militant supply route from Pakistan. http://bit.ly/HFi8rO

    Afghan war whistleblower Daniel Davis: ‘I had to speak out – lives are at stake’: Soldier wrote detailed report claiming US generals ‘have so distorted the truth … the truth has become unrecognisable’ http://bit.ly/IIipH7

    How Much Does It Cost to Field an Afghan Cop? More Than You Think: They are paid an average of just $1,872 a year, but the overall cost of training and fielding a police officer is roughly $30,000 per year, while the cost of each soldier is nearly $46,000 per year. the United States bears virtually all of those costs, adding up to more than $3.5 billion a year. http://bit.ly/HTI7GM

    Australian plan to spend millions on Afghanistan uncovered: AUSTRALIA is five weeks away from signing a crucial strategic agreement with Afghanistan that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars and outline Australia’s postwar role there, but the government has yet to inform the public of its existence. http://bit.ly/ITX8cu

  • mr. drs. Bou:

    NATO trucks destroyed after Afghan Taliban attack

    Gepubliceerd op 18 jul 2012 door AlJazeeraEnglish

    A Taliban bomb attack has destroyed 22 fuel tankers carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, local officials said, as nine Afghan soldiers and two NATO troops died in escalating attacks.

    A magnetic bomb stuck to the side of a truck triggered a series of powerful explosions in what were mainly fuel tankers parked overnight at a rest stop in Samangan in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday.

    Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from Kabul.

  • mr. drs. Bou:

    Swanson: Afghan War Forgotten by Americans

    Gepubliceerd op 23 aug 2012 door GlobalResearchTV

    If you turn on a television, it is hard to avoid the political mudslinging. Special interest groups from both sides sponsor these political ads and have targeted both Romney and President Obama, but one topic you don’t hear much about is the war on terror.

    It has been almost 12 years since the US has occupied the country, but why is Afghanistan being ignored?

    David Swanson, a campaigner for Roots Action, joins us with more.

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